The World As Seen By a Self-Driving Car

For self-driving cars to work safely, we need better mapsmuch better maps. These maps will not only need to know where the roads are. They'll need to show real-time details as general as traffic patterns and as specific the number of inches to the curb. They'll also need to cover millions of miles worth of road. » 12/15/14 4:33pm Monday 4:33pm

OnStar 'eNav' GPS Is Worse Than Asking Some Rando For Directions

I recently got to experience the OnStar-based eNav "GPS lite" that GM offers to customers too cheap to order the proper map-based navigation. Those people may have saved a few bucks at the dealership, but they're going to pay for the duration of their vehicle ownership with pain and suffering. » 2/13/14 3:31pm 2/13/14 3:31pm

A Hacker Found GPS Data in the Audio of This Police Chase Video

It's incredibly noisy in the cockpit of a helicopter, and you'd assume the sounds you hear in any YouTube police chase video were just the deafening whine of the chopper's engine. But as one hacker discovered, that monotonous drone can actually hide some useful data, like the helicopter's GPS coordinates. » 2/03/14 11:38am 2/03/14 11:38am

Why Google Buying Waze Will Keep You Out of Gridlock Hell

As anticipated, Google expanded its burgeoning global empire on Tuesday by buying the Israeli social traffic and mapping service Waze. You might recognize Waze as the GPS app with a soul. Pretty soon you're going to know it as the thing that made your commute bearable once and for all. » 6/11/13 1:16pm 6/11/13 1:16pm

Where To Look For A GPS Bug On Your Car If You Think You're Being…

Hopefully most of us will go throughout life without being tracked by a GPS bug, but if you're worried that someone may be following your whereabouts with technology there are common places you can look to find the device. Security and investigations expert Brandon Gregg offers up a few suggestions to help you… » 3/15/12 2:15pm 3/15/12 2:15pm